creative theology

Individual Creativity

You won't find the following passage on creation in the second section of Creative Theology because along the way it hit the editing room floor. But here...well here, you can read it:

I thanked God for making mountains. In truth, we had only experienced a microcosm of the earth, let alone the cosmos, but in my impatient and finite mind it seemed like I had traveled every inch of the globe.  I am pretty sure God was trying to teach me a lesson about life during that road trip, but it could have just been the fields whispering to me in their lazy drawl...

Boundaries and Destruction

There is a fundamental and profound shift that occurs in the creation story (between Genesis 2:15 and 3:7). In the story, the man and woman place their focus on the singular boundary that God set in place.

The story begins (Genesis 2:15) with God placing man in the garden, as the King James Version translates it, to dress the garden.

To me, this is brilliant translation because it not only represents the participatory nature of our intended relationship with creation but also foreshadows the great misery about to come...

Creativity Begets Creativity

There is a hole-in-the-wall nearby with excellent comfort food. The little restaurant is minimally staffed, and we always wait way too long for our food. But do we keep going back? Absolutely.

While we sit and wait for our food, we talk most of the time about going into the restaurant business.

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Each time we eat there, the same thing happens. In fact, I've had exactly two conversations with my in-laws about the restaurant business, and they both happened in the same place. Not a coincidence...